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Old 06-25-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Problems with Alloy Chromolly axels

I am having problems again with Alloy axels. When I did the front dana 30 I opened the box and found I had no u joints, no circle clips, and 3 drivers side axels. Now I ordered the axels for my dana 44. The drivers side axel has holes to use the threaded lug bolts and holes for the press in bolts. We pressed them in and put everything together. Passenger side was not that easy. They had it drilled and tapped for both 5x5 and 5x4.5 pattern. I could not use the press in lug studs. Used the screw in ones and put it all together. When I went to bolt the wheel on I could only get two turns out of the lug nuts before they were tight. Turns out they are almost a half inch shorter. I called 4wd hardware and seem to be getting the run around. They said I had to measure the hole I needed so Alloy Gear could send the right axel. Don't know how I am supposed to do that with the studs pressed in and the wheel on. Ended up sending pics. Still have not heard anything. This had to happen to someone else besides me.

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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I dunno what to say other than I think Alloy USA lost its way when Ron Stobaugh left them in 2008. I'd figure out a way to return them for a credit and get something else. Revolution Gear & Axle will be releasing their TJ axle shafts in a few months if you can wait that long. Their axles will be made in the same US foundry (Foote) that the Superior Axle Evolution axle shafts were made in and the same guy (Mac McMillan) behind them is the same guy who made Superior Axle what they were before economic conditions sank their boat.

Don't look for specifc axle shafts at http://www.revolutiongear.com/ yet but they'll be there before much longer.

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wow. I am at a loss. I sure am glad I went with TEN instead of Alloy USA.
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wow. I am at a loss. I sure am glad I went with TEN instead of Alloy USA.
They are likely made in the same overseas factories.
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They are likely made in the same overseas factories.
maybe so, but I didn't have near the trouble OP had.
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Doesn't help the OP, but the JK rear axle applications are here, just waiting for some details to be worked out before we put them out there for sale. As soon as the other models are available, we will have them!

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Old 06-27-2014, 08:47 AM   #7
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They are still trying to figure out what to do. Just wish I could buy from another company and send these back, but one is already in the Jeep and the other has everything pressed on it already.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:58 PM   #8
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I had the EXACT same problem..... RETURN THEM.
I was stuck as I was heading out on a trip and had to make them work but in hindsight I wished I had just returned them and went with a different brand.

Pics in my build thread.

I had to get longer thread in studs for both sides and got it to work.


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